• 2021 school payroll: 941 employees in 31 districts paid over $100k

    2021 school payroll: 941 employees in 31 districts paid over $100k0

    School payroll listings totaling $2.1 billion for 31 Kansas districts are available for download at KansasOpenGov.org and the list includes 941 employees who were paid more than $100,000 during the 2019 school year. Johnson County districts dominate the list of highest-paid employees, with 13 of the 25 slots.  Blue Valley has four slots, Olathe and Shawnee

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  • Schools should educate, not indoctrinate with critical race theory

    Schools should educate, not indoctrinate with critical race theory0

    Parents are outraged that schools in Kansas and across the nation are indoctrinating their children with the ideology of critical race theory.  And predictably – instead of listening – education officials are playing semantic games and trying to pretend that their insidious indoctrination techniques don’t exist. The Blue Valley school district, for example, showed students

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  • School officials use paltering to deceive parents on student achievement

    School officials use paltering to deceive parents on student achievement0

    Former President Bill Clinton’s attempt to refute that he ‘is’ in a relationship with an intern may be the most famous example of paltering – intentionally misleading someone with careful wording that may technically be true. Paltering is a way of life for many in government who constantly deceive taxpayers, parents, you name it, to

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  • 2019 school payroll: 679 employees in 29 districts paid over $100,000

    2019 school payroll: 679 employees in 29 districts paid over $100,0000

    School payroll listings totaling a little over $2 billion for 29 Kansas districts are available for download at KansasOpenGov.org and include 679 employees who were paid more than $100,000 during the 2019 school year. The school payroll listingss posted on KansasOpenGov.org are generally among the largest in Kansas and collectively represent 49% of total enrollment. 

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  • With no accountability, spending increases won’t help students

    With no accountability, spending increases won’t help students0

    The Kansas Department of Education says school funding will increase by more than $500 million this year, but a review of district budgets indicates no shift in spending patterns and that’s not good news for students.  It’s also not surprising, given that there is zero accountability for local school boards and administrators to improve achievement.

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